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Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers are highly employable and can find work in many industries. Our Electrical Engineering program teaches students to apply knowledge through analysis, design and implementation of electrical, power, control, electronic, biomedical, photonic, and wireless systems. The curriculum assists students in understanding and applying the principles of electrical engineering and of the Canadian electrical engineering industry.

You may also choose our Smart Grid Specialization, which leverages communications and networking technology to move our aging power grid into the 21st century. You will study all aspects of the smart grid, including networking and security, smart metering, electric energy storage systems, power quality, and transportation electrification.


Consider Electrical Engineering if you find yourself asking questions such as:

  • How will the improvement of battery storage affect the market for electric vehicles
  • What is a smart grid and how will it transform the way we manage energy?
  • What are intelligent systems and how will they impact the future of engineering design?
  • How will the rapid evolution of wireless communication technologies, satellites, GPS and the Internet change our way of living?
  • How do autonomous vehicles navigate?


Graduates prepared for employment directly within the Canadian electrical engineering industry


Option to specialize in our Smart Grid Program


Hands On experiments using leading edge software for electrical design

After graduating you can...

  • Design and develop new electronics, for automation power, and communication systems
  • Design new algorithms for signal processing, communications, control, and power
  • Pursue graduate studies at the masters and doctorate level
  • Develop power, communication, transportation, and medical systems and devices
  • Work in electrical power generation and distribution
  • Work in quality assurance and maintenance of communication, control, and power

...and many more!

Sample Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Electromagnetics
    Vector analysis, including orthogonal co-ordinate systems, and the calculus of field quantities; length, surface and volume; line, surface, and volume integrals; del operator and gradient of a scalar; divergence theorem; Stoke’s theorem; Laplacian, classification of vector fields; electrostatic fields including the concepts of electric potential, capacitance, and current and current density; magnetostatic fields including inductance.
  • Electronic Circuit Design
    Non-ideal op-amp characteristics; op-amp applications; transistor as a switch; transistor differential and multistage amplifiers, integrated circuit biasing techniques; power amplifiers, classes of power amplifiers, power BJTs and MOSFET power transistors; feedback amplifier analysis; integrated circuit biasing techniques; introduction to stability and compensation techniques for amplifiers using negative feedback, CMOS logic design.
  • Applications for Electromagnetics
    Time-varying electromagnetic fields; Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves; waves in an unbounded medium; reflection, transmission, and refraction of waves at planar interfaces; parallel-plate and dielectric slab waveguides; cylindrical waveguides and cavity resonators, transmission lines; steady-state sinusoidal behaviour and standing waves, transient performance and impedance matching; field-matter interactions and elementary
  • Power Systems
    First, various means of electric power generation-through hydroelectric, thermoelectric, geothermal, wind, solar, and nuclear sources are highlighted, and the choice of a given source-dictated by economic and environmental factors, application requirements and cost drivers is discussed. Then the course focuses on electric power systems; mainly electric power generation transmission, distribution; planning and operating inter-connected power systems; operating strategies and economic dispatch; transmission power line parameters, transformer models, symmetrical components, power system modelling, power flow on transmission lines; power system fault analysis.

Undergraduate Labs

Undergraduate Labs

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